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million, and that includes one person in maryland. justackpot falls down to $30 million for this saturday's drawing. you can see that drawing right here on tv 11. police have increased patrols at a roller skating rink. >> the crowds at the skateland at closing time are completely out of control. kim dacey is live with more details. good morning. >> good morning. residents call it a dangerous situation. they say skateland becomes a diffent place at closing time. they called a dangerous situation. the complaints increased in early july about destruction of property.there were damed cars and street signs.
they increased patrols with 25 police cars this past saturdays. the teens threw bricks through police car windows. two juveniles were arrested. businesses had no comment about the closing-time activities. police have met with skateland owners. area business owners say it needs to stop. >> as soon as they come out of there, they play around and horseplay and jump on cars. >> you should be aware. spitting in the sinks. >> police plan to continue those increased patrols in the area. some of the businesses say they will close their doors when the rink closes. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a woman charged with hiring hitman to kill her husband will take the stand in her own offense -- defense. rescues played karla porter's
police interview for the jury. prosecutors say porter hired a man to kill her husband in the house and gas station to make it look like a robbery. porter gradually confessed to the plan. >> it has been years and years of buildup, buildup, buildup. i do not know what maybe crossed the line. >> the woman involved her sister, brother, nephew, and others in the plot. disputeattorneys do not her conduct but say her husband was verbally and physically abusive. a judge is inspected to sentence robert gerrit junior. he was found guilty of murdering his wife in 1991 and burying her
body in their backyard. he faces up to 30 years in prison. police have arrested a man on child pornography charges. brian bielanski faces two counts of possessing child porn. a task force determined he was sharing the explicit material over a file-sharing network from his home. of asic examination computer from the psalm found several disturbing pictures of children. he faces up to 90 years in prison if convicted. >> president obama is back at the white house this morning. he address the global terror threat in california. nikole killion is live with the very latest. can you tell us more about the meeting that the president has later today? >> that is right.
the president will meet with the prime minister of greece.it is unclear if they are going to discuss the current thread. although, counterterrorism is o of many issues on their agenda. saluting troops at camp pendleton, president obama responded to the ongoing security threats, telling marines the u.s. is taking it seriously. >> the united states is never going to retreat from the world. we do not get terrorized. we're going to keep standing up for our interests. >> more drone strikes were reported in yemen this morning, where u.s. embassy staff were evacuated earlier this week. yemeni officials revealed they thwarted an alleged threat by al qaeda. u.s. officials seemed skeptical of the claim. >> we work closely with the yemeni government. i'm not going to get into any specifics from here.
>> they will continue to keep 19 embassies and consulates closed throughout the rest of the week. but some wonder if the administration is overreacting. >> we close embassies because of terror threats, and the terrorists have won. >> the white house has not made any changes in terms of the precautions they are taking as a whatt of the threat.>> else do we know about the threat? ifofficials one not say there is a connection between that spoil plot in yemen and a terror threat. this threat was triggered by some type of intercepted communication involving the head of al qaeda. we are learning from other reporting that that specific communication may have been some kind of conference call with the al qaeda leader and various
representatives of the organization. to rebuild the relationship between the u.s. and russia hit a big-time roadblock. what happened? >> president obama says he does not plan to meet face-to-face with flat amerco in -- with vladimir putin. they have been at odds over and rushesil war civil rights crackdown. and russia granted temporary asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. u.s. secretaries of state and defense will be meeting with their counterparts tomorrow. >> how are lawmakers in the u.s. reacting/ ? >> they seem to be backing the president's decision on both sides of the aisle. the president's decision makes
it clear that russia's decision to grant asylum to snowden was acceptable. chuck schumer claims that putin has been acting like a schoolyard bully and does not deserve the summit. other lawmakers have been calling for a protest of the upcoming olympics next year. we will see if more action is taken. >> thank you so much, nikole killion, reporting live in washington. like it wasly feels a few sundays away when the ravens took new orleans by storm. tonight the long and challenging road back to the top begins for the ravens. the super bowl champs will take on the buccaneers tonight at 7 :30. you can see our live pregame show beginning at 7:00 with gerry sandusky and pete gilbert.
keith mills will have a preview of the game coming up this morning. >> ravens football is back. >> 6:11. someone vandalized a statue of jackie robinson. how a new york newspaper is helping to search for a suspect. >> how would you like to get your news and weather when you're picking out a candy bar? >> we do have dry conditions right now. we expect some thunderstorms this afternoon. >> the j.f.x. is shut down in the northbound direction. the northbound direction. we
that front yesterday was on the other side of chicago. it will take until saturday to clear the weather for us. things are not going to change much for the next three or four days in baltimore. 67 in parkton. we should make it into the low to mid 80's. there is some fog and some cloud cover. there could be a little sunshine at times. if we have a lot of sunshine, there will be more thunderstorms. a couple of sprinkles in southern maryland. mostly cloudy skies to start. a chance for showers and thunderstorms. the best chance will be in the afternoon. high temperature between 81 and 86. nothing is going to change until that front goes through. showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. the front will go by on
saturday. conditions will improve on sunday and monday. 6:16. >> good morning. still tracking an accident on the j.f.x. in the northbound direction. it is right it 41st. but the closures aren't falls road. this is what it looks like -- but the closures are at falls road. we will let you know once they reopened the northbound side. some closures in effect at taylor avenue and perring parkway because of a disabled vehicle. watch for a downed tree on route 97 in sykesville. we have defective traffic lights at ruth 32 and 70. this is southbound traffic and it is building as you get closer to 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you.
6:17. four people are dead after a series of shootings in dallas. please respond to a home where they found four of the shooting victims. the suspect fled to a nearby shot four morehot four mohere e people. a growing wildfire in southern california. it has quickly spread to some 6000 acres. one person suffered burns and was flown to a hospital. also sufferedrs injuries. people are being forced out of their homes. officials are trying to figure out who vandalized a statue outside the brooklyn cyclones minor-league baseball stadium.
with blackwritten marker on the statue. 'the new york daily news" is offering a reward. jackie robinson was the first african-american player in major league baseball. >> it turns out that baltimore is the most expensive -- one of the most expensive cities to raise a newborn. one group says -- withking joins us live this morning's bloomberg business report. good morning, jane. >> there is a group that just filed a complaint with the ftc. developersat two app are trying to do parents that y are making their infants
and toddlers smarter. tois an ineffective way teach a baby language. fisher-price had no comment. they agreed that electronics are not a substitute for human interaction. it is no secret that having a baby can be expensive. cities 40 most expensive to be a new parent. baltimore ranks as the 19th most expensive. they spend about $27,000 on hours to raise a baby during the first year. it averages in cost for health care and baby care. the most expensive city are san jose and santa cruz, california. new york city is the third most expensive. a quick check on the markets.
and looks like modest gains at the start. back to you. >> you know it is expensive. you just do not want to hear the actual dollar amount. what you do not know cannot hurt you. thank you, jane. machines onnding nearly every corner. a new type of machine has the latest news and weather updates and can provide disaster updates. no word if these high-tech vending machines will make it to the united states. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. besides snacks and drinks, what other items would you like to see in vending machines? you can share your response on our facebook page, on twitter, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> now weather and traffic on the 1's. now we have to compete with
snickers bars. your snickers bar says it is not going to rain and tony says it is. who are you going to believe? i would go with the snickers bar. it is dry but muggy. we expect some scattered thunderstorms later on. a high temperature near 84 degrees. watch for lightning in the afternoon if you take the boat out today. high tide at fort mchenry at 8:031. >> chocolate can be very influential. it is busy north on the j.f.x. it is closed down because of an accident. southbound lanes are not affected. everything getting by fine from the beltway into town. watch for delays because of that
closure. southbound 95, we have an accident at a ramp. a downed tree clearing and 97 in sykesville. malfunctioning traffic lights at 32 and 70. some delays forming at baltimore national pike that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. 6:22. the ravens back on the field tonight. >> keith mills has more coming up and sports. here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. including the powerball jackpot. millionland are won $1 by matching the first five numbers. [ male announcer ] now you can get a kindle fire hd,
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a three-run home run and a brand-new game. eighth any, orioles with two on. the first pitch and chris davis hits it to tijuana. armand number 41 for the crusher. that was a majestic bomb -- home run number 41 for the crusher. the red sox also won again in phoenix. the game is tied at 2 in the ninth inning. this goes to stephen drew. when you get clutch hits like this, good things happen. 3-1 home run. the red sox find a way to win it. the birds are three and half games out of second place. a lot of interesting storylines
going into the ravens first pregame tonight in tampa. n o ray lewis at middle linebacker. he will do whatever he can to help the ravens win. fulfillain goal is to my role as an inside linebacker. this is something my coach has preached about throughout training camp. establishing that in doing well with that. >> gametime tonight at 7:30. football is back. it will be exciting. >>
the baltimore finance committee approves the financing plan to give the controversial harbour pointe development a tax break. sky team 11 captured protests outside city hall last night. they say the money could be better used elsewhere. cargotimore is set a new export record. they handled more than 9.5 million tons of general cargo in the last fiscal year. here are the numbers from last night's huge powerball jackpot and the 30, 58, 59 powerball number, 32. one of the three winning tickets was not sold in maryland. one person from maryland did million. $40 million for saturday's
drawing. >> 6:31. time for traffic and weather together on the 1's. how is it looking? on $40cannot get by million. we had some heavy rain in some neighborhoods last night. there is a little bit of thought and maybe some drizzle in some spots. the morning commute will be ok. scattered thunderstorms will redevelop this afternoon. it will be humid with a high near 84. the front goes through saturday night. that will get rid of the humidity. very comfortable into the beginning of next week. time to check on the roads. >> we are waiting for this accident on the northbound j.f.x. to be completely cleared. let's take a live look. they are making progress.
the flatbed is now on the scene. all northbound lanes are closed at falls road. southbound traffic is up to speed. in theures to report southbound direction. southbound 95 at the offramp, still tracking an accident. watch for a downed tree in sykesville en route 97. defective traffic lights at route 32 and 70. the west side continues to build at baltimore national pike. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. teenagersdestructive causing problem in the fulton community >. kim dacey is live in towson with the details. good morning. >> good morning. it is being called a dangerous
situation. hundreds of teenagers pour out of scale land and into the surrounding area. skateland may be a popular choice for good-natured fun on saturday nights. according to police, it turns into something much different at closing time. hundreds of teenagers spill out into the parking lot. >> as soon as they come out of there, they play around and horseplay and jump on cars. >> they should be aware. they spit in the sinks. >> police say complaints about large groups of rowdy teenagers and being loud and distractinve increased in early july. >> complaints about destruction of property. businesses have had to lock their doors because of the large crowds. >> police had 25 police cars this past saturday. teenagers threw bricks through police car windows.two juveniles
were arrested for disorderly conduct. a worker says the teenagers attacked him from the back on saturday and damaged his car by jumping on top of it. [indiscernible] a manager told us the business had no comment about the closing-time activity. police said they met with the owners to discuss solutions moving forward.in the meantime, please will increase those increased patrols on saturday night. some of the business owners said they will close their doors at rink closing time if necessary. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the fbi is leading the investigation into a suspicious substance found at the office of elijah cummings. they found 10 blobs of a putty like material connected with wire. one of the workers was very concerned.
the action of a young lady on my staff, having been familiar with these kinds of things, and tennis went out. she did a very responsible thing and alerted the appropriate authorities so we can figure out what was going on. police ran tests on the substance. officials told him the substance was not hazardous or explosive. there were a number of injuries in state facilities over the last month during a mets moreked -- inmates two corrections officers at the city's detention center around noon on wednesday. the dtt is in there on drug charges and was being
transferred to a sale when he refused to enter that sell. two officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to mercy hospital. >> there was a fire in west baltimore. you will see firefighters rescuing two victims from a row home on west north avenue. one, a child being held down a letter from the second floor. that was followed by the rescue of an adult. there were no reports of any injuries. crews battled a fire at a towing company in middle river. 15 in thed around 8: morning on eastern avenue. possible hazmat concern for screws to fight the blaze from outside the building. nobody was hurt. >> 6:37. we can say this but you'll have
to see the video to believe it. an intergalactic dance party. >> in the water, no less. some surfers shared the waves hales. family of w >> besides snacks and drinks, what other items would you like to see in vending machines? you can share your response on our facebook page, on twitter, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> imagine being out catching some ways and you see some whales swim by. they were swimming side-by-side off the coast of chile. the surfers said they were just about to get out of the water when the whales caught their eyes swimming feet away. >> it was the annual "star wars" nighrt for fans. the cardinals'mask at started dancing. you might recognize the dance. thstorm troopers and the rest of the characters joined in on the dance. style isy gangnam
popular in a galaxy far, far away. >> now weather and traffic on the 1's. >> they should take every opportunity to fit that into the newscast. do you think so? we are tracking the northbound problem on the j.f.x. it is shut down at falls road. nothing getting by northbound. southbound motorists are not affected. southbound 95 at the 195 offramp, that accident is now cleared. we have a downed tree along route 97 in the sykesville region. the north side is in pretty good shape. 12 minutes on the west side. this is what it looks like at baltimore national pike. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. y have thenl cameras pointing that way.
it would've been a you tube sensation. point the cameras that way. we do expect some thunderstorms to redevelop this afternoon. baker produced locally heavy amounts of rain. ith temperature near 84 -- could produce some locally heavy amounts of rain. today, on shower storms tomorrow, and saturday at the beach. airport.rees at the >> cal ripken junior is in the studio this i never want to feel that i can't go to anyone for help. i never want to feel so alone that i consider doing something harmful.
>> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. northbound on the j.f.x. is shut down at falls road because of a nexen. all northbound lanes are closed as you make your way up from the 28th street. some delays forming in the southbound direction. 195, no longert looking at an accident. we have a downed tree in the sykesville region on route 97.
12 minutes on the west side. a live picture of 95 in the white marsh area. not bad at all. moving well down to the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. good morning. we have high pressure off the coast. we are watching a cold front walking its way to the east coast. i think it will come through on saturday. we are picking up all kinds of moisture from the gulf of mexico. we have a chance for some showers and thunderstorms. the storms will redevelop this afternoon. 67 in parkton. the dew points are in the low 70's. a lot of clouds in the satellite. the atmosphere we use that sunshine later today to help create some thunderstorms. they will produce locally heavy
amounts of rain. there is nothing showing up just yet. looks like a shower around westminster. the morning commute is going to be ok. there could be some rain on the drive home. a chance for showers and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon. the high temperature between 81 and 86. same forecast tomorrow. the front will go through on saturday. it should clear up on sunday and monday. the humidity is going to go down as we head into the beginning of next week. >> thank you. the cal ripken world series kicks off tomorrow night in aberdeen. >> cal ripken junior joins us. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the big reward for information. has there been any movement with the fbi? >> a lot of people are calling
in. the challenge is to sift through which tips are real and usable. there has been a lot of movement and we are encouraged. downe suspensions handed in major league baseball. appropriate suspensions? too long? too short? >> i think they are doing everything they can to deter people. this approach is a strong one. i am an advocate for harsher penalties. there is a lot of money involved. >> people say if you are caught, you should be banned from baseball altogether. >> sometimes mistakes happen. you do not want to victimize anybody. >> let's talk about the cal
ripken world series. i love the international flair. you have 10 teams altogether. >> 10 domestic, six international. to me, the whole world comes to harford county in maryland. it is a great experience for the kids to come together. i will bebrating -- over at the old site of memorial stadium. we will have kids get their eyes tested for free. so i came glasses involved with them about a year ago. we are doing it for the kids in and around the area. it is not really a public event. it is more for the kids. >> it is a good celebration in aberdeen.
the games are free. there are other activities. >> we have tested a couple of carnival rides. it is going to be real cool. 24, 25 rides. it is going to be great. pam is going to come over. i went past him and we brought him over. >> how much fun is it for families to see and watch these boys play? >> the games are entertaining. these are the best elite 12's in the world. it is a safe environment. parents feel very comfortable. they just enjoy the atmosphere. >> aberdeen opens their doors further international teams and makes them feel welcomed. >> those families develop
relationships with them. they go to australia and japan. it is more than just coming in for the world series. >> do me a favor. i got to throw a first page. you-- first pitch. you have to invite tony. >> he was talking about a knuckleball. >> maybe next year. >> but if he swings the bat like this -- >> pitchers swing better. >> the cal ripken world series starts on friday. a lot of good games. just a real gem. good to see you. >> thank you for joining us. >> we still have some closures on the j.f.x. northbound. it is shut down at falls road. they are making progress.
there is one vehicle on the flatbed. bad news for those heading out of the city in the northbound direction. watch for continued problems of a downed tree at route 97. southbound 95 in pretty good shape out of the white marsh area. volume is starting to build on southbound 295 as you travel down towards 175. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> hopefully it is a straightforward forecast and not a knuckleball. i need a headwind about 20 miles per hour. >> let's get the vending machine weather. >> is going to be dry for the morning commute for the most part. a scattered shower or thunderstorm is possible this afternoon. it will be muggy with a high
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time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked, besides snacks and drinks, what other items would you like to see in vending machines? teresa is a girl after my own heart. thank you so much for sending in those responses. >> do you have some change? >> we have northbound closures on the j.f.x.@falls road. southbound motorists are not affected. there is a south on action at pleasant street. the vehicle is off to the side. one more problem on the inner loop. >> at the concert tonight at m&t bank stadium. >> them i get rained out.
how did you know about that? >> i am chauffeuring my kids. >> a high near 84. >> ravens preseason game tonight at 7:30. >> have a good >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial with president and general manager dan joerres. >> arthur donovan was one of the most memorable men to ever play the game of football. although a native new yorker, he embraced baltimore when he came to town to play for the baltimore colts. artie played 138 games in 12 seasons and was the first colt to go to the hall of fame.
uniquely, he was also the first pro football player to earn a place in the u.s. marine corps sports hall of fame. he was as famous off the field as he was on, and an inspiration to several generations of fans and athletes. his second career as a storyteller continued until his passing at age 89. the retired defensive tackle loved making public appearances, reminiscing about his playing days, and sharing his humor wherever he went. he published an autobiography, co-hosted a popular local talk show, and did commercials for the maryland state lottery and espn. to say artie donovan was loved is an understatement. to say he will be remembered is a testament to the jovial life he lived.for more, go to he lived.for more, go to wbaltv.com and click on caramel mocha. caramel almond. caramel turtle. [ sighs ] that would've been awkward.
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evacuations. we are live on the frontlines. jackpot. three winning powerball tickets sold for that massive $448 million drawing. if you're waking up in new jersey and minnesota, get ready to check those numbers. and moment of impact. a high-speed collision between a tractor-trailer and a bus filled with passengers. the crash sending the driver flying out the side window. how everyone on that bus survived today, thursday, august 8, 2013. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savanna guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. i'm savanna guthrie. i'm matt lauer with natalie morales and al roker. i've seen that video. i keep trying to see if they're
wearing seatbelts. there are seatbelts in the seats. the driver of the bus. >> unbelievable. >> the seatbelt broke or whatever. to see someone thrown out of a window like that. >> remarkably, everyone is okay. they survived. there was a fatality in the tractor-trailer. >> it was hit by a tractor-trailer. someone in the tractor-trailer did pass away. we'll have more on that coming up. then we'll take a turn and have a happy story. we're live at the national zoo. we have an exclusive announcement. we can't tell you yet. we will. >> let's begin with breaking news. that fast moving wildfire that's racing through southern california in the mountains there. nbc's miguel almaguer is near the frontlines. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. each though we're positioned safely away from the front of the fire. a mile away you can see the flamesehind me, you can smell the smoke in the air. with the wind to its back, it's charred 6,000 acres and this morning, it's poised to make
another run. >> overnight, the so-called silver fire explodes out of control spreading at a "critical rate." the intense inferno devoured structure after structure. at least a dozen gone but it's still too early to tally all the damage. 500 firefighters have done little to slow the wall of flames. >> the fire is turning a corner and turning where it will be more influenced by the desert, higher temperatures with the wind pushing. >> it's on bone dry hills. some 8 square miles scorched. >> at least 1500 people have been evacuated. >> i've lost everything. >> we've had a civilian burned and transported to a local area hospital, as well as two firefighter injuries. >> reporter: this morning, this fire is 0% contained. it's on the move. it's moving towards the city of banning. the temperatures out here today are going to be in the mid-80